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No ringing endorsement or support for Trump

As 2016 draws to a close and the world awaits what havoc Trump, as US President, will wreak on the world in the new year, the figures don't suggest that he comes into office with great support let alone a ringing endorsement.  

"The United States, supposedly the world’s beacon of democracy, is practicing a strange form of it nowadays. One presidential candidate won nearly three million more votes than her opponent, who, with a big assist from a hostile foreign power, was nonetheless declared the winner. Anywhere else on earth, such an event would be called a coup d’├ętat. Here in the US, we call it the Electoral College.

It gets stranger. A Pew Research opinion poll conducted between November 30 and December 5, after the election had cast the usual victor’s glow on Donald Trump, indicated that only 37% of Americans thought Trump was well-qualified for the presidency, just 31% deemed him moral, and a mere 26% viewed him as a good role model. On the other hand, 62% thought he had poor judgment and 65% considered him reckless. And this man won?"


Continue reading this piece from Project Syndicate here.

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